Pillars of Islam

The holy Quran prevents contradiction between the requirements of life and worship

In the holy Qur’an, the Almighty said: “A. (aIef) L. (lam) M. (meem) S. (sad). A Book -the Quran- is revealed to you O Muhammad, laying upon you an immense responsibility for which you have been chosen. Therefore, let it not oppress your thoughts and feelings or depress your spirits, but use it and act upon it to warn those who deny the truth and to put those who have conformed to Islam in mind of their duties. And you people, act, in accordance with all that has been revealed to you from Allah, your Creator, and take not besides Allah tutelary guardians; they will influence you to revert in character to your aboriginal stocks. How little you people keep Allah in mind.” (Al A’raf: 1-3)

The Almighty said: “ O you the Messenger: Proclaim and intimate all that has been revealed to you from Allah, your Creator, and if you do not, then you Will have not proclaimed His message. Under His tutelage, Allah protects you from the people who are characterized by acts of prepensed malice and hostile intentions. Indeed Allah does not guide to His path of righteousness those who are. Given to infidelity” (Al-Maida: 67)

Allah Almighty says “ We know best what they -the infidels- say, and you O Muhammad never forced them to follow you or your admonition nor did you erect among them tyrannies. Therefore, keep reminding people of their duty to Allah, their Creator, and proclaim the Quran to those who regard Allah’s warning with reverence and awe, tinged with latent fear.” (Qaf 45)

And the Almighty said: “We inspired to them clear and plain revelations and signs as well as AL- Zabur (the Psalm) which guide out of darkness and superstitions elf later times and out of want of spiritual and intellectual light into illumination and enlightenment. And We inspired to you O Muhammad the Quran to explain to the people all that has been revealed to them of decrees, ordinances and the fundamental principles of Allah’s system of faith and worship so that they may hopefully ponder.” (Al Nahl 44)

It is a commandment of Allah Almighty to His Messenger – may Allah bless him and grant him peace – to inform all people to think and look at the verses of Allah Almighty and the wisdom, teachings, values ​​and legislation governing social relations between people on the basis of cooperation, love and justice to build societies of security and peace. The aim is to make the society live in harmony and seek good, unite to overcome harm, and follow the orders of Allah Almighty, in implementation of the order of Allah Almighty: “And unite in good will to effectuate moral virtue and piety and not in sin, transgression and impiety.” (Al Maidah 2)

The message of Islam, that Allah Almighty has conveyed to the noble messenger, Muhammad, in the holy Qur’an guides people. It guides them to the right and good path. The aim is to lead people out of darkness to the light. The aim of the Qur’an is to liberate people from the domination of false thinking, Israeli tales and narrations.

Thus, the divine speech came to liberate thinking of surrendering to the previous nations. It urges to grant the free thinking and the free beliefs. It urges to use our minds towards research to deduct the useful sciences through following the guidance stated in the holy Qur’an. In the holy Qur’an, Allah Almighty talks about those who follow their ancestors in their beliefs and religions. It was mentioned in the verse:
In effect they projected their own cause so as to say: «We have found our fathers bent on a particular system of faith and worship and we walk in their foot steps.»” (Al Zukhruf 22)

In this verse, Allah instructs Muslims not to be captives of the ideas of older people, their interpretations and concepts. They have their time, circumstances, age and requirements.

To this end, people should draw from the Holy Quran what they can achieve the requirements of their present, of legislation, values ​​and virtue, confirming that the book of Allah Almighty is valid for all time and place, with the required mercy, justice and cooperation, which adapts to the instinct of all ages and all human societies.

In order to achieve that noble goal, Allah Almighty, in his divine speech, “The Holy Quran”, laid down the rules that determine the road map for man in his minimum life. Allah appointed man to perform the duties of worship without contradicting the requirements of this life and the divine rituals such as prayers, fasting, zakat and hajj.


«Muslims  … Between the religious speech and the divine speech», issued by «Al-Nokhba House for Printing, Publishing and Distribution», the researcher and Islamic thinker Ali Muhammad Al-Shurafa Al-Hammadi.


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